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Los Angeles – J/P Haitian Relief Organization and Pierre Garcon, Wide Receiver with the San Francisco 49ers, are partnering to raise funds and awareness for those affected by natural disasters.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 the category 5 hurricane Irma hit Northern Haiti. On the night of the hurricane, 12,539 persons were evacuated to 81 shelters. To date, 6,494 persons remain in the 21 centers still active. River runoff and flooding of rivers caused partial flooding across 22 communes in Northern Haiti (the departments of Artibonite, Centre, Nord, Nord-Est, Nord-Ouest and Ouest). 4,903 houses were flooded, 2,646 houses were badly damaged, while 466 houses were severely destroyed. Significant losses were also recorded in the agricultural sector in the Plateau and the North (the departments of Centre, Nord-Est and Nord-Ouest).
In an effort to support ongoing relief and development efforts, Pierre Garcon will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Pierre Garcon Haitian Strength T-shirts to J/P HRO. Without additional support, it is likely that the situation of the impacted vulnerable populations will remain the same and the government will have to deploy more resources during the upcoming rainy seasons and even for the weakest hurricanes.
"As a proud Haitian-American nothing saddens me more than to see my country in need, so I am incredibly excited to announce my partnership with J/P HRO and donate all the proceeds from my Garcon Haitian Strength T-shirt to hurricane relief for the place I hold so dear to my heart." – Pierre Garcon, Wide Receiver with San Francisco 49ers
“With the support of Pierre Garcon, J/P HRO can continue to limit the impact of climactic events on the communities that we serve, by raising awareness and reducing their vulnerability.” – Ann Lee, CEO of J/P HRO
Purchase the one of a kind Pierre Garcon Haitian Strength T-shirts at pierregarcon15.com and support J/P HRO’s relief efforts in Haiti.
ABOUT J/P HRO Founded by Sean Penn in 2010, J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) is dedicated to providing longterm support for the people of Haiti and empowering the Haitian community to build sustainable programs. Following the tragic earthquake of 2010, J/P HRO immediately began working to assist the most vulnerable to safer, healthier, and stronger neighborhoods.
Consisting of four linked programs — Community Health, Emergency Response, Disaster and Risk Reduction, Education, and Urban Development — J/P HRO works with the support of and in collaboration with local and national government leaders, community based organizations, other international NGOs, UN agencies, donors, and—most importantly—the community members themselves. In partnership with The Government of The Republic of Haiti, The Government of The French Republic, and The Parker Foundation J/P HRO launched “Haiti Takes Root”, a 10-year long climate change initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of Haiti.